It seems that Christian Bale’s decision to refuse to take fourth episode of Batman and signing Ford v Ferrari proved to be beneficial. The James Goldman directed is doing reasonably well on world box office. The film managed to pull in big numbers during its opening week.
In Pakistan, fans of Hollywood movies thronged the cinemas to enjoy the adrenaline pumping racing film. Although, the film started slow on its opening day, but then saw a really good incline during the weekend.
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According to the figures, a 70% pick on the number of ticket sales was noticed on Saturday and Sunday last week. As per estimate, Ford v Ferrari has made over PKR 4.2 million at the box office. Internationally, the film has raked in over $31 million at the North American box office.
‘Ford v Ferrari’ races to first place, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ collapses
The movie left its box office competitors in the dust as Disney’s historical sports drama sped its way to $31 million in North America.
Directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, “Ford v Ferrari” debuted ahead of expectations, thanks to strong word-of-mouth from moviegoers.
However, those ticket sales weren’t enough to offset disappointing starts from fellow high-profile newcomers, Charlie’s Angels and The Good Liar, pushing the domestic box office down over 6% from last year, according to Comscore.
Sony’s action comedy movie Charlie’s Angels sputtered out of the gate with an uninspiring $8.6 million, landing in third place behind Lionsgate’s war drama Midway ($8.75 million) and just ahead of Paramount’s family film Playing With Fire ($8.5 million).
Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ thriller The Good Liar barely cracked the top 10, collecting just $5.6 million from 2,439 theaters.
Ford v Ferrari enticed a mostly older male crowd: Men accounted for 62% of ticket buyers, while nearly 80% were over the age of 25. Audiences awarded the film with a rare A+ CinemaScore, a sign that the racing drama should have a long life in theaters.
Ford v Ferrari tells the true story of the automotive team at Ford, led by designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale), as they build a race car attempting to beat the legendary Ferrari in the prestigious Le Mans race.